Other NJ News

May 12, 2021

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Federal law enforcement officials descended on the BAPS Temple in Robbinsville on Tuesday to execute court orders on the property where workers say they were victims of human trafficking and labor abuse. Six plaintiffs have filed the lawsuit on behalf of approximately 200 other ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Five-year-old Gracie Ferluge was named honorary police chief and had a proclamation named in her honor recently, Police Chief Andrew Caggiano said. A parade of police cars in the fall delighted the young girl, who has been diagnosed with neuroblastoma, Caggiano said. Caggiano’s ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ — Mondelez, known to locals as the Nabisco Plant, is set to close in July, but Mayor Kurt Peluso remains upbeat about several suitors who are inquiring about occupying the space. Most recently, Peluso said Wegmans, a large scale grocery chain, is considering the spot. Prior to this ...

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NEW JERSEY AND PARKLAND, FL - Parkland FL, resident Pat Truglia has been charged in New Jersey for his role in a $93 million healthcare fraud scheme.  Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced Thursday that Truglia from Parkland, Florida was one of five charged for their roles in massive ...

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PATERSON, NJ — The recent reinvestment into Rescue operations, including the purchase of all new rescue rope and hardware, was put to good use early Sunday as members of the Paterson Fire Department saved a man in distress on a rocky island in the base of the Great Falls.  "Our Technical Rescue ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ — The borough's police officers, retired and active duty, along with friends and family honored Mary Ann Collura who was killed in the line of duty on April 17, 2003. At 8 p.m., people gathered at Van Riper Ellis Church on the corner of Morlot and River Road with glow sticks and an ...

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Governor Murphy has declared that the bear hunt is over. Many representatives in the New Jersey State Senate and Assembly disagree with his position. Where does the public stand? SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ — In 2014 Pedals the black bear became famous for sauntering upright through suburbs in northwest ...

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NEW JERSEY – Science in Donation, the non-profit organization devoted to supporting, educating, and advocating on behalf of those parties interested in bringing continuous improvement to the current system of organ donation and allocation, is celebrating the passage of a resolution opposing new ...

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BURLINGTON, NJ -- First Lady Dr. Jill Biden made her first stop in her national "Help is Here" tour in South Jersey on Monday to underscore the benefits of the recently enacted American Recovery Act just days after President Joe Biden signed it into law. Governor Phil Murphy, United States Senators ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ — With each holiday's arrival, one constant in Bloomfield is an imaginative scene on display in front of 226 Lakewood Drive. From elaborate Christmas displays to an essential workers tribute during the pandemic, resident James Joanow utilizes mannequins to help celebrate the ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The Paterson Police Department is in mourning following the sudden death of longtime  Captain John Phelan. Phelan, 58, died Sunday morning after medical complications while at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Paterson. "Captain John Phelan left an indelible mark that will forever ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Camden Mayor Frank Moran will resign at the end of April, according to three sources familiar with the situation. City spokesman Vincent Basara later confirmed the news, clarifying that his resignation was not due to health reasons despite initial reports.  The 52-year-old Moran ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - While there is no evidence of a birthday celebration for George Washington in 1779, the General did attend a few parties in central New Jersey around the time of his 47th birthday on Feb. 22 that year. Details are provided in a video posted on YouTube, as part of a virtual ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey moved one step closer to advancing a $2 billion plan to replace Newark Liberty International Airport’s aging monorail following the release of a draft environmental assessment last week.  Upon the publication of the environmental report ...

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SPARTA, NJ – History is being made in Sparta as seven girls earn the rank of Eagle Scout in Scout Troop 1150.  The girls are among the first in Scouts BSA who are eligible for the rank.  Scouts BSA opened their program to girls in 2018 and set Feb 2021 as the first date they are eligible to become ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ — Bergen County authorities announced the arrest and charging of 22 individuals in an international human trafficking and prostitution organization in and around Bergen County it was announced by Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella in a Thursday afternoon virtual press ...

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The New Jersey State Police is seeking the public's assistance with a road rage investigation that led to a shooting on the New Jersey Turnpike. On Monday, January 11, between 2:25 p.m. and 2:55 p.m., two vehicles were involved in a road rage incident southbound on the western spur of the New ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — After boasting about her alleged participation in the riot on Facebook, a Fairfield woman has been arrested and charged with taking part in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, court records show. Rasha N. Abual-Ragheb was arrested Tuesday and charged with unlawful entry and ...

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WASHINGTON, DC — A Colts Neck man has been charged with multiple offenses, including unlawfully entering restricted grounds, obstructing a law enforcement officer, violent entry and disorderly conduct, for his alleged involvement in the U.S. Capitol riots on January 6. Timothy Hale-Cusanelli, ...

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They spilled his blood. They took a son away from his parents. They took a sibling away from their brother. SOUTH RIVER, NJ -- Senator Cory Booker eulogized U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick today and called him "the very definition of a hero" and said that he was proud to say the ...

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WASHINGTON, DC -- To ensure the safety of the U.S. Capitol on President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration day, approximately 550 members of the New Jersey National Guard have been deployed to Washington D.C. The deployed National Guard Air and Army guardsman hail from across the state.  Lieutenant ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Almost 25 years after the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey established the E-ZPass system to allow vehicles to pass more easily through the Holland Tunnel, a new cashless toll has been installed to make it even more seamless. Authorized in 2019 and scheduled to go into ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Choked by mounting financial and operational woes, Belmar First Aid Squad has given official notice that it will cease operations on March 31 — after 93 years of service. “The stress of operating the BFAS at a deficit in these uncertain times — along with the hours required to ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy mourned the death of New Jersey native Brian Sicknick - a Capitol Hill police officer who was killed during Wednesday's attack on the US Capitol by a mob of Donald Trump supporters - during his visit to the Historic Somerset County Courthouse Friday where he swore ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - There appears to be peace in Jersey City, or at least a detente, when it comes to the politics at 280 Grove Street, as well as the Hudson County Democratic Organization (HCDO). Less than three years removed from an attempt he made to oust her father from Hudson County’s top ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset welcomed Somerset County’s first baby of 2021 at 6:17 a.m. New Year's Day. A baby girl, Catherine Therse Sabin, was born to Teenu Paul and Sabin Mathew of Hillsborough. Weighing 7 pounds, 13 ounces and measuring 20 inches ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Joe Louis Clark, the legendary Eastside High School principal who inspired the movie “Lean On Me,” has died at the age of 82, his family said in a statement. After retiring from a three-decade long career in education, Clark moved to Gainesville, Florida, where he passed away Tuesday ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- The family of the late Hamilton veteran James Welsh, Sr. is looking for help retrieving his cherished Purple Heart medal. A member of the Welsh family told TAPinto Hamilton/Robbinsville that the Purple Heart was accidentally sold at a Middletown Road in Yardville yard sale about ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – In a media market saturated with New York disc jockeys from the north and Philadelphia radio personalities from the south, Jack Ellery staked his claim right here in Central Jersey. His voice was welcomed into hearths and hearts from North Plainfield to North Brunswick and ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - In a nod to the high esteem in which many still hold him, as well as the respect they have for his work to provide critical services to formerly incarcerated individuals, one-time Gov. (and former Plainfield resident) Jim McGreevey, was surrounded, even if virtually, by most of ...

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